Video: KTM slammed over 125 Duke vids

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KTM is defending its position after recent 125 Duke adverts featured exactly the kind of aggressive riding that boss Stefan Pierer is trying to ban.

The videos show teenage riders on pavements and 'backing it in' in t-shirts and trainers. The promotions for the 125cc learner-friendly bike have so far had over 160,000 online views between them.   

KTM CEO Pierer is also President of ACEM, the European representative of motorcycle manufacturers. In August he told the body: “Aggressive riding styles and any depiction of unsafe behaviour on public roads will be banned from ACEM manufacturers’ PR campaigns.”

The BMF believes KTM has ignored its own advice.

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Dan Aspel

By Dan Aspel